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Simons Reflects on His Big Night in the Blazers’ Win Over Pacers

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Trail Blazers guard Anfernee Simons discussed his stellar shooting performance following Tuesday’s victory over the Pacers.

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Anfernee Simons provided a boost to the Portland Trail Blazers’ offense with a stellar 27-point night on Tuesday and he managed to reach a pair of noteworthy benchmarks along the way. The former IMG Academy standout connected on nine three-point attempts to start the game—a feat that surpassed Terry Porter’s 7-of-7 franchise record and tied the NBA record for a perfect nine shots from distance to start a contest.

After the game, NBC Sports Northwest’s Jamie Hudson highlighted Simons’ comments on his superb outing. According to the third-year guard, he knew it was going to be a big night once he picked up where he left off in the second half.

“That first three I made in the second half, I knew it was going to be a good night for me,” Simons said.


“After that, it didn’t matter who was contesting and how close they were. If I was able to get it off, I knew it was going to go in.”

In 24 minutes of action off the bench, Simons recorded a game-high 27 points. From beyond the arc, Simons finished with a 9-of-10 shooting mark.

Simons and the Blazers will look to keep it rolling against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. You can read the full story from Hudson at NBC Sports Northwest.